The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: household furniture; rice mortar tables
medium: diaries
location: Pangsha
date: 26.11.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The other household articles as far as they have been left behind are not remarkable. We see a lot of pots with a pattern made by pressing a grooved piece of wood. The large rice mortar tables (257) with two or three holes are the same as those used by the Konyak but not every house seems to own one and poorer people have round ones with only one mortar hole. The morungs have tall roofs which rise at the front. They are covered with palm leaves like all other roofs. There are no slate roofs.